Questions tagged [search-results]

Search result is the result of a search activity. The search result can be displayed in different ways and with different design.

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If all filters update the results dynamically, do you still need a 'Show Results' button?

If you have a table of results with an associated filter panel and all the data is able to be filtered dynamically 'live' when the user selects anything, do you still need a 'Show Results' button? ...
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Should a Modal dialog be used for searching and displaying search results

I have found a site that has a search box in the top left of the website.. when I click the search box it pops up a modal dialog box where you can search and displays product search results To me ...
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Seeking a better find and incremental replace navigation UI

I'm working on a custom text editing application for a line of business app, and as part of this, I need to implement Find and Replace, and, in particular, Incremental Replace. By this I mean the ...
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Is it useful to have "add to favorites" button in the the search result?

I am working on an e-commerce website. I am wondering how useful it is to have "add to favorites" in search result? Here are some example: Etsy In the search result, if you hover over the ...
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Search results iconography - is it needed?

I'm trying to make a case to add iconography to our company's predictive search results. For instance, a magnifying glass next to each query, or a timer icon next to recent searches. How do I ...
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"Did you mean" search results

Problem: This UI allows the user to add names of people (with matching User IDs). The problem is that, there has been many instances where users accidentally add people that already exist, resulting ...
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Predictive/autosuggest search and results

In our web application, we have a search field for users to search for other users or other groups of users to add to their project. Both users and user groups can be a long list. The search field is ...
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Why isn't Mac's Trash search scoped to the Trash by default?

When I open the Trash on Mac, it's usually because I'm looking for a specific file that I deleted. I'll search for the file name (or part of it)... and then the Mac returns every file in the file ...
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How to show search results when the column isn't there or will have too many results per row? [duplicate]

The same issue can happen with Deal. If I search for "AUG" I might get 100 results for 1 Group or 1 row, so in total I may have 300 rows with 100 results per row. So I obviously can't show ...
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AB test of image gallery on search results

Product description Any kind of ecommerce site or marketplace where the primary user flow is: A search page where the user searches / filters to find products that the user wants to buy with many ...
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Filters: How to make sure users understand that they need to confirm their filter selection?

Due to performance constraints, our e-commerce site's filter results page cannot have a filter that auto-updates when any filter values are updated. Therefore, we have 2 'Apply Filter' options- one ...
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Should search pages show default results or not?

We're designing a page that allows users to search for and add customers and we're unsure about what to show to users initially. The user goals on this page would be finding an existing customer to ...
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How to show similar products in search or browse page of an e-commerce mobile app?

Attaching a screen shot for reference which is not a very intuitive approach, in this you have to long press on the product image thumbnail for the similar products bottom sheet to appear. I thought ...
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Provide icon set for customisable dashboard

Background We're providing a dashboard to our users, where they can set up their most important features. It is possible to show certain metrics (business figures), have widgets for quick actions, ...
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No results for my search? Let user see no results or not allowing them to see the results that are not available?

I've been working in resolving an issue for the platform I work in but I'm a little stuck with solutions I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on how to approach this. So, I'm working ...
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Simple ways to display search results with lots of text and enable easy parsing of information

I'm working on some test infrastructure stuff in my company and developing a web front-end meant for comparing the results of different UI tests (automatic ones running in the background mostly). ...
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Search results page - providing additional pre-filters in search results

Background We are looking into what is considered as a ‘top’ vacation rental property and how we can lets the users know this. We have a good idea of a criteria that goes into this. Challenge We have ...
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What is the Best Predictive Search Results Bolding Pattern?

Trying to determine the "best" bolding pattern for predictive results in the search dropdown on an e-commerce site. Option 1: bolding the search query as the user types it in Option 2: ...
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Displaying sections in the UI in Support Search as additional results

We have a large application where sections of its UI may be hard to find. In an attempt to ease the user's navigation path, we plan on offering "shortcuts" from the Search functionality ...
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Search - autocomplete - hover a result to features in dropdown

I am working on a project where a user has to navigate to any feature for any product. So I came up with a search box component. Here the user can search for a product and when a user hovers on a ...
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Advanced search for different type of results

I am working on a business directory site where a user can search for either a deal, company or event in a city. What alternatives are there for retrieving relevant results for a user in terms of UX? ...
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What would be the best way to display 23+ filter categories?

Hope everyone is well and safe during recent times. I am currently working on the UX of a searchable web directory for tiny house communities in the US. When someone searches for a community to park ...
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Should default search behaviour be `this AND that`, or `this OR that`? [duplicate]

I have web application that shows lists of various data types ... employees, customers, inventory items, orders, and so on. There's one simple search field for doing a "global" search (we may add a ...
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Search autocomplete with static and remote data

I am implementing an Autocomplete search field on a website I am working on, this will be the only form field that is shown on the homepage (along with the title and some explainer text). It will also ...
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What's the best practice for clearing all or keeping the selected filters after changing the search query?

We are working on a search engine (non- Ecommerce). After changing or editing the search query, should the filters stay selected (assuming the user have the same criteria) or should it be cleared (...
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Inefficiency of search algorithms for intranet or corporate websites caused by poor design and/or implementation

I noticed recently that some of the search features on corporate websites and intranets seem to have implemented some of the search algorithms that are commonly associated with Facebook Graph Search ...
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Should a retail web-site always return the same items for identical searches made by different users?

We supply a large number of products for purchase through our web-site. There is a new initiative to apply a third-party AI product to hijack searches to return products based on both the search term ...
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Users want to create tables with many columns and infinite scrolling rows - how do we handle this?

I have a situation where users are capable of creating their own searches on extensive data sets, using a query-like user interface. Our users come from a strong Excel background and are used to ...
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Is adding multiple search buttons to the same filter a bad User Experience?

I am working on shopless e-commerce website. We have multiple filters on the left hand side and the search result appears on the right: So users can change the filter values on the left and then ...
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How to display results from a search that searches across two entities

I am working on a lyrics site. The site is very much a work in progress. This is a re-write of the site. On the old site, Google Analytics informed me that 90% of my users were mobile users. So that ...
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If a search result is a place that only people who live in a certain area can visit, what's the best way of explaining that?

For example there's a community doctor's surgery in a town, it's free for people who live in town 1 and town 2. As someone living in town 3 who has searched and found this community doctor's surgery ...
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What search results to shown in a tree?

In a hierarchical tree, when the user perform a search, when the parent matches the keyword, they had mentioned they incline to be able to access the children, but have them collapsed like below. In ...
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Search for names and last names - dynamic search

We are developing an application where user can search for the info about their first and last name. We have two search fields, one for first name and one for last name. The reasoning is this: 1) ...
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Best time to ask if a search was good/bad

We have a internal document system where call center people search in real time while on calls for some specific files, or more accurately some information in the files. After the user clicks to the ...
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Multiple search values and filters

I have a table full of content, and there are multiple values users can search the content, example: User ID, Bill ID, Name.. And there are also filters, example: date, status, type, value... I think ...
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Best way to design a search functionality so that it brings back a set of results with a focus on the items that can be booked through the website

I'm working on a website that uses a search bar to allow users to find training courses. There are mainly 3 types of courses in the database, and only one of these types can be booked online. At the ...
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Partial name search in "ideographic" locale

I'm building a UI that includes search by person's name, for locales where majority of names are spelt with kanji or hànzì. Search in Latin script often features live partial search and sometimes ...
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Checkout button in searchbar or not

I'm making a UI for a webshop for internal users. They're using our site for placing their orders for their store. Because they know what to search for, their search queries are very precise. My ...
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Intuitive method for users to select either of 2 destinations in a search results interface

I am trying to design an interface where users navigate to modules (from a list of 2 or 3 modules) from a search results page. Notes: Every user will have a default module: example ModX Every user ...
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How to show a search result that's 3 levels deep?

This is going a bit tricky to explain so I hope it's clear. On our website, we provide article types that users can download for use in software. You start on an overview page that displays series ...
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Browse products - search results page

I'm having some trouble thinking of a way to present a browse products feature on the search results page. The main problem is how best to display a product which sits in two different categories. ...
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Filtering/Searching of Search Result Sets

I am struggling improving our internal applications searching usability. It's a proven issue that is costing significant amounts of money in wasted time. The problem stems from an inconstancy in ...
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Best practices or patterns for "Saved Search" and "Edit Saved Search"?

I have been tasked with redesigning our saved search function, as it has been deemed confusing (and I can't find another site that works like ours does currently). Are there any standard ways of ...
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What is the best practice to handle a scenario where the search takes long to show the results?

We tried recommending a loader with a percentage, but the development team said the percentage cannot be implemented since they can't determine how long the search would take. How should the user be ...
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Problem with a Product Specification/Data Point that is User Generated (Range may vary)

This might be a bit hard to explain but hope you can understand me. I have this current problem. Let's say I have website that is for a database of sports drinks/water with product information about ...
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My client wants a "show all" option for search results. What to do?

I've recently released a major update to a clients site. The site has basically been re-written from the ground up to be much more efficient, and hopefully much more functional. The old site, however,...
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Please help me figure out this included/excluded search filter interaction (4 options)?

I am working on a tool that allows users to analyze a report populated with a bunch of social media (primarily Twitter) posts relating to a topic they are interested in. Within this, I am building ...
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Search Behavior Best Practices for "type ahead" and "near matches'

I'm working on a user directory widget for a B2B app. The search function is the most important part of the widget. Currently we showing the type-ahead results after 2 characters (So The user types "...
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Indicate highlighted terms in a modal that is triggered by an ellipsis icon

In my search engine, on search results page terms for different criteria can be highlighted. For instance, in text, in dates or in emails. However, some of those items (text, dates, emails) can be ...
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How to display included/excluded applied filters?

I am building something that allows users to search (for things like words, hashtags, etc) and apply this search to a report that they have built off of twitter posts. So for example, a user that ...

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